Browning Court was built by McCarthy & Stone purpose built for retirement living. The development consists of 36 one and two-bedroom retirement apartments for the over 60s. For peace of mind, there is a House Manager on site and a 24-hour emergency call system provided via a personal pendant alarm and with call points in the bathroom, should you require them.
The development includes a Homeowners' lounge and landscaped gardens, prefect for homeowners, friends and family to socialise. There is a guest suite available to book for any visitors who wish to stay (additional charges apply). A car parking – permit scheme applies, check with the House Manager for availability.
The apartment has been thoughtfully updated throughout to an exceptionally high standard and features a fully fitted kitchen, lounge, bedroom and separate shower room. Viewing is strongly advised to appreciate the standard of improvement.
Browning Court is situated in the residential area of Fenham on the North West side of Newcastle and within two miles of the A1 Western Bypass. The site, accessed from Fenham Chase, is pleasantly set back from Fenham Hall Drive which provides ready access in to the centre of Newcastle. A regular bus service operates in to the City, with a bus stop immediately outside the development’s shoppers’ entrance on Fenham Hall Drive.
Within 400 yards of the site is a range of shops and services including general purpose store, newsagents, doctors surgery, library and swimming pool. A wider range of shops can be found on Two Ball Lonnen, whilst Newcastle City Centre, is within 4 miles.
On the banks of the River Tyne, the vibrant City of Newcastle is a delightful mix of the historic and modern renowned for its excellent shopping facilities, attractive architecture and wide range of festivals and art events throughout the year. The quayside area has seen major redevelopment over the last few years with the Sage and Baltic centres making a major contribution to the cultural expansion of the area.
Front door with letter box and spy hole leads to the large entrance hall with wood effect hard flooring. Illuminated light switches, smoke detector, apartment security door entry system with intercom and the 24-hour Tunstall emergency response pull cord system are situated in the hall. From the hallway there is a door to a storage cupboard/airing cupboard with useful shelving. Doors lead to the lounge, bedroom and shower room.
Beautifully decorated living room with a smartly presented dining area, divided from the living room by wood effect hard flooring. A Juliet balcony overlooks the well-maintained side gardens. A log burner style electric feature fire with marble effect surround, creates an attractive focal point to the room. There are TV and telephone points, two ceiling lights, fitted carpets and raised electric power sockets. Partially glazed double doors lead into a separate kitchen.
Fully re-fitted kitchen with a range of wall and base units with a granite effect work surface, tiled splash backs, wood effect flooring and under-counter lighting. Composite sink and drainer unit with brushed stainless steel tap sits beneath a window overlooking the gardens. Integrated appliances include a built-in oven, ceramic hob with extractor fan over, fridge and freezer.
Beautifully presented bedroom benefiting from recently fitted built in furniture, consisting of two wardrobes, over bed cupboards, bedside tables and a chest of drawers. There are raised level power points,, a ceiling light and TV and telephone point.
The shower room has recently been re-fitted shower room to a high standard, comprising a walk-in shower with glass shower screens, shower panneling walls, adjustable showerhead, shower seat and grab rail. WC with built-in cistern, wall-mounted high gloss vanity unit with wash basin and mirrored vanity cupboard above. Wood effect flooring, partially tiled walls and emergency pullcord.
• House Manager
• Cleaning of communal windows
• Water rates for communal areas and apartments
• Electricity, heating, lighting and power to communal areas
• 24-hour emergency call system
• Upkeep of gardens and grounds
• Repairs and maintenance to the interior and exterior communal areas
• Contingency fund including internal and external redecoration of communal areas
• Buildings insurance
The service charge does not cover external costs such as your Council Tax, electricity or TV. To find out more about service charges please contact your Property Consultant or House Manager.
Parking is by available on a first come, first served basis. There is no charge for the parking.
Lease Length: 125 years from June 2008
Ground Rent: £425 per annum